Castleton University

Nursing Programs

The Castleton State College nursing program offers two BSN tracks: a four year baccalaureate degree program and an RN to BSN transition program for Registered Nurses who already have an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree or a Nursing Diploma.

The BSN program is intended to equip students to meet the demands of a career in nursing. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to be a licensed Registered Nurse.

Admission Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Class standing in the upper quarter
  • Official transcripts for high school and college level coursework
  • Combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores
  • Evaluation of college level coursework completed in the past
  • Interview

Candidates for the RN to BSN transition program are required to have a current and unencumbered Registered Nurse license from the state of Vermont as well as transcripts for all prerequisite courses.

RN to BSN candidates will be evaluated on an individual basis and the time and number of previously completed credits may vary from candidate to candidate. All licensed Registered Nurses accepted into the transition program will be awarded 34 credits towards the completion of the BSN degree.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate : -
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate : -
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?

Castleton State College Associate's Degree program is approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The School Currently Offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate in Science in Nursing.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a Dual Degree Nursing Program. Fourth-year students graduate at the end of year three with an associate degree; sit for the NLEX-RN licensing exam, and continue to complete the baccalaureate degree as registered nurses.

Admission Requirements

  1. Combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores of 1000 or above.
  2. Graduation from high school in the upper quarter of class.
  3. Evaluation of prior post-secondary course work.
  4. Interview with a faculty member from the nursing department

The Associate in Science in Nursing is a 2 year program and approved by e Vermont State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). And the Admission requirements are the same for this program.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Each student should refer to the state in which she/he plans to take the NCLEX-RN examination upon graduation for specific requirements. State Boards of Nursing have the sole authority to grant graduates the opportunity to take the NCLEX-RN examination

Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
07/01/1960 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
01/01/1977 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/22/2014 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Admissions

95%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 528
SAT: Math430 to 540
SAT: Writing410 to 510
ACT Composite17 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost

$16,118

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,363
30k to 48k$13,991
48k to 75k$17,799
75k to 110k$19,090
Over 110k$20,745
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Financial Aid & Loan

68%

Recipients

$7,090

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

36%

Recipients

$4,074

Average Amount

Pell grants

76%

Recipients

$6,588

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

1,969

Undergrads

373

Graduates

1,292

Women

1,050

Men

75%

Full-time

25%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
82%
Race/ethnicity unknown
7%
Non-resident alien
3%
Black/African American
2%
Hispanic
2%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

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Castleton University
62 Alumni Dr
Castleton, VT 05735
(802) 468-5611